There is an extensive amount of available choices available when considering where to stay in Koh Samui. If quality and design matters then the below list might turn out helpful.
Below is a list of beautiful quality villas that IMO look like they have a good standard and made the cut into my Top 10 list before I ended up here. I have not stayed at any of the resorts/villas below.
Baan Kao Hua Jook Villas
10 minutes from the beach in Chaweng. Looked perfect, but couldn’t find many trustworthy reviews.
Banburee Resort and Spa
I read a lot of complaints of the resort lacking a beach. We drove by here, and this place is remote. You don’t have any many (any?) choices for restaurants in the area either. Only if you have a car.
Coconut Villa Resort & Spa Samui
Beach seemed great, but villas seemed too small and no sitting area.
Kanok Buri Resort & Spa
This place looked interesting. You get a lot for less, supposedly great beach (but I’m not a fan). We wanted a one-bedroom apartment, but everything is in the same room here.
Mantra Samui Resort
I fell for the ‘Cozy’ room, but it’s an expensive hotel room.
Samui Cliff View Resort & Spa
No beach. Only rocks. Beach 10 minutes away. Remote, no restaurants nearby, only the highway. Needs an upgrade 2.
Sea Valley Hotel and Spa
Couldn’t find any reviews.
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